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More workers are returning to the office. The pandemic-era commute might be changed forever

The Washington Post


Continued teleworking could ease traffic congestion, experts say, but only if commuters embrace mass transit



An upheaval in commuting patterns is afoot as employees change when and how they return to their desks — and how often, if at all.

With more offices expected to reopen after Labor Day, transportation experts say even a small shift toward telework could lead to thousands of motorists and transit passengers vanishing from roads, trains and buses. The ability to work from home part of the day would allow more commuters to avoid the morning and evening crunch, shortening the duration of the worst congestion.

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